7 Heart-rending Ads for Slave Sales and Auctions


7 Heart-rending Ads for Slave Sales and Auctions.

This is completely heart-rending fact that human beings (especially the blacks) used to be sold either in auctions or any other possible way. They were considered some commodity for sale just like iPhones, farming or mining tools, purchasing a SIM for your mobile-phone etc. If you just come to view the photos of slave sales, you will cry your heart out, I bet.

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Last word: Slave Sales ads show that we, the human beings, are the worst form of life – harming every other life – including that of ourselves. This is something completely insane. This is seriously heart-rending. I cannot use the suitable word for describing my feelings.

Don’t forget to share the worst face of human beings!

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A Page from the Diary of a Job Hopper – Dawn Blogs

This post has been originally featured at dawn blogs with the same title.


“Tum tou larkiyo se bhi ziyada nazuk ho, tumhay tou larki paida hona chahiye tha”.

These were the soul-crushing, not to mention sexist, remarks that my first cousin expressed upon hearing news of my resignation from what was touted by many as the ‘dream job’ at the time of my joining.

After resigning from two achi naukris within a period of six months, I had earned a new identity from friends and family: the quitter.

But can I blame them? Not really.

I am always looking for ways to escape responsibility, commitment, intimacy, decision-making; simply taking any initiative at all.

No matter how hard I try, I find myself jumping from one job to another, unable to commit for longer periods, despite the sincerity of intention. I don’t know why, but all these jobs, though they appear all exciting and promising at first, turn out to be my most horrific nightmare as soon as the honeymoon period ends and the realities of the workplace catches up.

“Thori bohat baatein tou har jaga sunni parti hain.”

There comes my cousin’s final judgment. Although I have long been at the receiving end of such brickbats from friends and siblings, this one left me utterly gutted.

Also read: I didn’t want them to think I was crazy…

Obviously, no one wants to be labelled a ‘wuss’, no matter how callous or indifferent they pretend to be on the outside. And it seems possessing sentiment or emotion is a crime for the men in our society, which expects some sort of impervious strength from them at all times.

Nevertheless, after my cousin’s hurtful words, I decided I had to turn a new leaf. So I finally set to figuring out what was really going on with me.

Why does that intrinsic motivation to do what I actually want to be doing, keep slipping away?

Why can I not start a project, a hobby, a fitness plan despite knowing all the required steps to be undertaken?

Why am I intentionally choosing to not succeed and to be a socially inept loser?

Why I cant I just not step out of my comfort zone and break the tether of my routine prison?

En route to discovering the answers, I additionally discovered that I was not alone – around one-third of young Pakistani career-seekers suffer from the same problem.

However, the causes may vary from case to case; sheer laziness, job-personality mismatches, lack of long-term planning and most of all, passive-aggression, which experts believe can mess up your mind and habits to an extent where you forget what it was that you originally wanted to be/do.

Chrissy Scivicque in her blog Are You A Job Hopper? 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Stick It Out” says:

“Younger people especially who are going through a process of self-discovery tend to bounce from job to job as a way of exploring their options. When you don’t have a lot of experience, it’s hard to know what you’ll enjoy. Right after college for example, many people spend a few years in a state of transition. Job hopping during this period of time is nothing to worry about; it’s quite normal. Sometimes, the only way to know what you want in your career is to try a variety of things to determine what you don’t want.”

She further adds that people usually fail to use an appropriate level of discretion in their job search and simply accept the first job that offers them a decent paycheck. Then, they end up in a role that pays the bills but doesn’t satisfy them on any deeper level. So, very quickly, they find themselves back in the job market.

As far as procrastination is concerned, there are plenty of resources and self-help literature (both print and online) available for those who want to help themselves. Many motivational speakers out there seem to have a lot of fans, people who succeeded with their mentors’ career advice in fulfilling long-held dreams they had forgotten in a bid to fit into a profoundly sick society.

Read on: Ward off your blues

The problem for me and many others is that all this motivational spark does not last more than a day; willpower boosts fail to produce any magic in the face of the myriad distractions that newsfeeds, updates, ‘last seens’, breaking news and all the sensual machine-gunning that technology has introduced into our lives.

It is inescapable, suffocating and ceaseless.

As for the phenomenon called passive-aggression, that behaviour is an indirect expression of anger and envy towards a certain authority, which results in deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is responsible.

It occurs most frequently in the workplace, where resistance is exhibited by such indirect behaviours as procrastination, forgetfulness, and purposeful or intentional inefficiency, especially in reaction to demands by authority figures. In this mode, people are perennial pessimists and regard every requirement and assigned task as an imposition. They resent authority figures (boss, teacher, parent-like spouse), feel enslaved by commitment, and oppose relationships that bind them in any manner.

And that is exactly my case.

Dredging up memories from childhood or stories I heard from my parents, I learned that I have always been this resentful toward anyone or anything that didn’t serve me right. There is a list of things that I abandoned just because I didn’t find them all that appealing, despite the pressures exerted by parents, teachers or at large by society itself.

For this, I have been called a lot of things. I have been lectured and tortured on a daily basis. Fortunately, I have grown to reason, to respond and to appropriately express my point of view.

Take a look: ‘Terrorism, violence aggravating issues of mental health’

Now that I have discovered why I cannot stick to a job, I have decided there is one thing I am never going to give up on: my mental peace. I am going to leave every job that I hate, I would happily do odd jobs for a living and I won’t apologise for who I am and for my decisions.

I know people around me (like my cousin) will get upset at me for not living by the society’s ‘standards’, but deep down, I am certain they wish they had the courage to do the same. This very feeling is so liberating.

For all the ‘screw-ups’ like me out there, I am quoting some words from Chetan Bhagat’s famous novel Five Point Someone: What not to do at IIT upon which the Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 idiots is also based:

“There is no point in having a good job or a fabulous career if your life becomes a living hell, there is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts, there is no point in getting a promotion on the day of your break-up, there is no joy in shopping if your brain is bursting. Life is like one of those races in nursery school where you have to run with a marble in a spoon kept in your mouth, if the marble falls there is no point in coming first.

“Same is with life where your health, relationships and mental peace are the marble. Your striving is only worth it if there is harmony in your life. Else, you may achieve success, but this spark, this feeling of being excited and alive will start to die. One thing about nurturing the spark: don’t take life seriously as we are really temporary here. We are like a prepaid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years and that is just 2,500 weekends.So, don’t be serious, be sincere.”

If you wish to live the life you want, you have to leave behind the life you don’t want.

And trust me, you know what you want. Let no one decide that for you.

My New Resolutions for 2015 – Abdul Rauf

Resolutions for 2015

A New Year’s resolution is a secular tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person makes a promise to do an act of self-improvement or something slightly nice, such as opening doors for people beginning from New Year’s Day. Every year people make new year’s resolutions to make best of their lives and I personally and appreciate this. Some of my friends ask what if I dont succeed in converting my resolutions into reality and I ask them, “so what? Atleast I will be fulfilling more than 50% of my resolutions which means I will be doing more than I usually would”.

I am sharing my new year’s resolutions for 2015 and deliberately publicizing so that I may get a whip when not focused🙂 Have a look and also do share yours!

Social Resolutions

  • Be more at LinkedIn – Professional Social Network
  • Validate important people in my life, more
  • Be more inclined to family

Self-Development Resolutions

  • Go to a sport event, a music concert & a museum
  • Investigate a philosophical movement in the history
  • Be on the way to Nirvana🙂
  • Say what I mean and mean what I say
  • Stop procrastinating
  • Memorize all the int’l capital cities
  • Being more consistent at what I am good at.
  • Start taking vitamins and fruits more

Financial Resolutions

  • Create emergency funds
  • Prioritize and record my transactions

Life-Loving Resolutions

  • Keep at-least one plant alive
  • Discover heritage
  • Meet 15 or more amazing people
  • Ride an air-craft
  • Take blogging seriously
  • Start a hobby (Dance, Yoga, Driving)
  • Acquire a DSLR-Camera
  • Visit to 5 different cities of Pakistan
  • Visit a country abroad
  • Create a blood donating group
  • Translate an int’l book into Urdu
  • Volunteer more
  • Study more than 30 books
  • Write more (than 50 articles)

9 Ways To Travel The World For Free (Or Even Get Paid To Do It!)

Thought Catalog


When I turned 18, I decided to move out of my parents’ home. I wanted to see the world, but I had no money at all. How could I travel the world when I was totally broke? But I also believe our dreams can come true when we set ourselves up for success. I found ways to move around despite my lack of money. I hope I can open your horizons a bit and inspire you to find creative ways of getting paid to travel, or at least to cover some (if not all) of your travel expenses.

Work As An Au-pair

An au-pair (literally meaning an extra pair of hands) is usually a young foreign person between 18 and 30 years old, who wants to travel the world, learn a new language, experience a new culture, and live new adventures. In exchange for that, they offer a maximum…

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What The Hell Are We Doing Online – With the Women?

Photo Credit: PakistanKiBaatein.Com
Photo Credit: PakistanKiBaatein.Com

I am a person with an open and calm mind; I never mind if a person of some other sex surpasses my ability, passion and success, same is the case with the same-sex guys, by the way. This is why, whenever I come across some highly embarrassed people who cannot bear with all that greatness which the people of opposite sex have, I become extremely sorrowful. I am going to talk about online abuse of women, especially in Pakistan. Continue reading

Photo Album: The Untold Story of Pakistan

This post contains rare photo-album about the untold story of Pakistan that will blow your mind! But if somehow, you are not able to open this post with ease; you can go to The Hidden Photo Album of Pakistan. The credit for such a rare and thoughtful collection of photos goes to Shahzeb Khan Khichi, it has been taken from his album on Facebook.

The Untold Story of Pakistan
The Untold and Forgotten Story of Pakistan

I have collected this rare photo-album about the untold story of Pakistan that will blow your mind! Pakistan used to be very liberal and free of racism, religious, cultural, regional conflicts. There used to be freedom of speech, act and other humanely stuff. Afterwords, the lovely homeland was captured by some extremists who gained power because of (sorry to say) illiterate and ignorant people and did according to the script given by enemies of humanity, our world – Pakistan. All this captured badly affected peace, politics, tourism, film industry and everything. Continue reading

The Hidden Photo Album of Pakistan